Epidemics

Before, during and after an epidemic, it is essential to provide people with trusted, clear and effective information. Engaging with communities can help to prevent fear, panic and rumours from undermining response efforts.

23 February 2022

Video tutorial: How do we build a baseline? 5 steps to apply the LQAS method

Type:

Video

Organization:

IFRC, Save the Children, US AID

This animated video tutorial “How do we build a baseline? 5 steps to apply the LQAS method ” illustrates the main steps to implement a baseline applying the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method, presenting concrete examples from the Zika outbreak response in the Americas.

  • Baseline
  • Spanish
  • Tutorial
  • Video

23 February 2022

Emerging epidemics and risk perception poster

Type:

Poster

Organization:

IFRC, Save the Children, US AID

A poster on Zika Virus and risk perception in Latin America and the Caribbean. This poster was submitted and presented at the Social Behavior Change Communications Summit, 2018 in Bali.

  • Epidemics
  • Health communications
  • Risk Perception
  • Zika

1 July 2021

Death and funerary practices in the context of epidemics: Upholding the rights of religious minorities

Type:

Working paper

Organization:

CREID

This working paper explores the challenges that emerge when public health measures to mitigate the risk of infection during an epidemic infringe on the rights of religious communities to say a final farewell to their loved ones according to their customs.

  • Religion
  • Burials

28 April 2021

Ebola: ECV/RCCE training of trainers package

Type:

Training Material

Organization:

IFRC

A collection of resources, including the ECV/RCCE ToT training recordings, PPTs, and training materials as well as guidance notes, social science research and studies, audio visual aid related to Ebola and additional resources from the Ebola response in DRC. Available in English and French.

  • Ebola
  • French
  • Training

27 May 2020

Evaluation of the Ebola Recovery Community Trust project

Type:

Report

Organization:

Finnish Red Cross

An evaluation of the Ebola Recovery Community Trust Project, a three-year project developed by the Swedish Red Cross in partnership with Sierra Leone Red Cross Society to address environmental concerns of the Ebola Virus Disaster response, with appropriate messaging for communities.

  • Africa
  • Disease
  • Ebola
  • Emergencies

1 April 2020

Sharing midterm review findings with communities

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

This case study documents how the Zambia Red Cross Society adopted a Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) approach during their three-year Pneumonia Reduction Project.

  • Africa
  • Epidemics
  • Pneumonia